DD Episode 79: A Tribute to Bill Paxton

This week, Jason and Michael pay tribute to the supporting actor who helped make genre movies so much fun. RIP Bill Paxton!

Music Heard:

Reach and World Without Walls by Martini Ranch.


Below are the  clips added in this episode. The Best of Chet is best watched, though it also works well just listening to it. 

DD Episode 78: Lynn Bachman pt. 2

Lynn Bachman drops by to discuss all her projects including writing, book cover art design, book trailers, and more.  Visit her online: https://www.facebook.com/writerbachman

Meanwhile, Jason and Michael become distracted by cats vs dogs, the coming Netflix adaptation of Castlevania, and a list of five recent German horror movies found on the iHorror website: http://ihorror.com/5-recent-german-horror-movies-check-out/


Music Heard:

Tempest by Shroud Eater

Beasts of Prey by Sunnata

DD Episode 76: 2016 in Review

We're back!!! This week Jason and Michael discuss news, movies to look forward to in 2017 (from an article written by DeAnna Janes for the-line-up.com - http://www.the-line-up.com/upcoming-horror-movies-2017/), and then review favorites and not so favorites of 2016 in movies, books, and all the great authors we talked to last year. And just like 2016, this episode is a giant. So grab a soda pop or a tea, sit down, and dig in.


Music Heard:

Break the Machine by Elbrus

Made of Rats and The Abyss by Orange Goblin

DD Ep 74: Mark Allan Gunnells Pt. 2

Mark returns to discuss his new releases, CURTAIN CALL and WHERE THE DEAD GO TO DIE. They also discuss writing short stories, what it's like to have a collection out with Cemetery Dance, collaborating, and so much more. Jason then reviews Halloween House of Horrors by Mark.

Music Heard:

Riverhead by Prick

Came Back Haunted by Nine Inch Nails

Deformography by Marilyn Manson

Thanks for listening, everyone. Stay tuned for our Christmas episode coming to you very shortly.

DD Episode 73: Jay Michael Wright II

Jay Michael Wright II (AKA Mikey Bookout) joins Jason and Michael. We discuss the blindness he suffered for over ten years and how he managed to beat it and sell two books within a year afterward. We also discuss the horror genre itself along with the future of horror with bold predictions of what we think is in store for the future of the genre.

Music Heard:

Crawling on the Ceiling by Generation of Vipers

DD Episode 72: Johnny Daggers

This week, Jason and Michael are joined by Johnny Daggers to discuss his movies, his book NEVERLASTING, life and death, the macabre, Leonard Cohen, and much more. There was some technical difficulties involving Jason's microphone at the very beginning of the interview, and he apologizes for the choppy quality while Johnny discusses his childhood. From there on, though, the quality is great. 

Buy Johnny's book: https://www.amazon.com/Neverlasting-Johnny-Daggers/dp/0997773014/

Visit Johnny Online: http://www.johnnydaggers.com

Music Heard:

Everybody Knows & You Want It Darker, both songs by Leonard Cohen. RIP Leonard.


DD Episode 70: Quiet Please & The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers

Welcome to The Darkness Dwells Halloween Special 2016 Pt. 2. 

Morgan Scorpion returns to read Rober W. Chambers' story, The Yellow Sign. Please take a moment to visit and subscribe to Morgan's YouTube Channel! 

Quiet Please was perhaps one of the best horror themed Old Time Radio shows. Or, that's what we've been told. The Thing on the Fourble Board is thought to be their scariest as well. Come one and come all and see for yourselves! 

Music heard:

Apple of Sodom by Marilyn Manson

Linger, which you can find on the motion picture soundtrack for It Follows.


DD Episode 69: The Shunned House & The Shadow 1937 Halloween Special

Episode 69 is the first of two parts to our Halloween special bonus episodes. This week Morgan Scorpion reads H. P. Lovecraft's The Shunned House. We're also joined by The Shadow and its Halloween special from 1937 and starring the great Orson Wells!

Time to grab that bag of candy and prepare to be terrified!

Intro song created by dAmbeint from freesound. Check out some more of his work: https://www.freesound.org/people/dAmbient/

Morgan Scorpion

The Shunned House was read by the great Morgan Scorpion. She narrates a lot of classic horror on her YouTube channel, including some modern weird fiction. Be sure to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MorganScorpion

The outro music was used without permission. It is by Cradle of Filth and is titled Portrait of a Dead Countess. Buy their insane music and listen to it all Halloween, and all year, long: https://www.amazon.com/Cruelty-Beast-Original-Cradle-Filth/dp/B006QG4512  


DD Episode 68: Halloween Memories and the Best/Worst Stephen King Adaptations

It's October. That means it's Halloween month for The Darkness Dwells team. To celebrate, Jason and Michael discuss their favorite Halloween memories. They also do a top/worst five lists of Stephen King Adaptations. 



Music Heard:

This Is Halloween - Marilyn Manson

Shattering Inner Journeys - The Gaslamp Killer

DD Episode 66: Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason (The Sisters of Slaughter)

The Sisters of Slaughter prove their name when they stop by DD this week and discuss their new books along with their love of werewolves. Jason and Michael discuss Phantasm and what John Carpenter really thinks of Rob Zombie's remake of his classic Halloween films. 

Music Heard:

Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon

Run with the Pack by Bad Company

DD Episode 65: Rob Shepherd

This week, Jason and Michael are joined by their good friend and fellow author Rob Shepherd. They talk about everything dark and hiding in the shadows within horror culture including Carolina clowns sightings and Rob's body of work thus far. 

Visit Rob Online:


Music heard:

Cirice by Ghost

Brass Goggles by Steam Powered Giraffe

DD Episode 64: Lights Out (2016) & The Abandoned (2015) & Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories Reviewed

Something weird happened on this week's show. Jason and Michael couldn't agree on the two movies they chose to review. Join in to see who hated what and why!

Music Heard:

The Message by Sasquatch

Black Woods by Stoned Jesus 

Don't Forget About Our Contest!

Send feedback for the Darkness Dwells Podcast and tell us how we're doing in one or all three ways listed below. The more you participate the better your chances are of winning.

1. Email your feedback to darknessdwells74@gmail.com and tell us what you like about the show. This will get your name into the drawing hat once.

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4. Do all three and get your name entered into the hat four times!

3rd place: an ebook copy of Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories.

2nd place: ebook copies of Gutted, Little Dead Red by Mercedes M. Yardley, Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters, and We are Monsters by Brian Kirk. 

1st place: The Physical copy of Gutted along with all ebooks in 2nd place.

Thanks for listening and participating!

DD Episode 63: Stranger Things

This week is all about the new Netflix show, Stranger Things. Jason and Michael go deep into this rabbit hole of spoilery to discuss the show itself, their thoughts, the references to 70s and 80s material, and some fun trivia. 

There's also a contest! 

Regarding the contest, details have changed since the original announcement within this episode. There's better chances to win now with more books. Keep checking the facebook pages to learn how to enter. Contest runs until September the 10th.

Songs heard: Floating Cube & Omniverse by S U R V I V E. Theme song for Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. Should I stay or Should I go by The Clash.


DD Episode 62: Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk is a new and upcoming horror writer to watch out for. He is our guest this week on the Darkness Dwells Podcast where he and Jason talk about his short story in the Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing along with his novel WE ARE MONSTERS. They also talk about horror fans and their attraction to dark things, writing horror, mental illness, It Follows, and The Babadook. It's a great conversation to be a fly on the wall for.

Michael is back and he and Jason talk about The Blair Witch Project's historical and brilliant marketing along with how creepy that film actually is. They also discuss The Woods, the "secret" sequel to The Blair Witch coming out this fall. There's great disappointment in the new Cenobite pictures they lament over and much praise for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's first two original films.

Time for tea, a comfy chair (or the seat you sit on during your commute), and earphones.

Contact Brian Kirk Online:


Music Heard:

Devil Rides & Teenage Exorcists - Both songs by Mogwai 

DD Episode 61: Damien Angelica Walters & Reviews of Psycho Sanitarium and Cell (2016)

Damien Angelica Walters discusses her novel, Paper Tigers, along with her short stories, including her story that appears in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. Keith Chawgo comes by to talk Pyscho: Sanitarium. Jason then tells his feelings about the new Stephen King adaptation of his novel, Cell.

Time to grab that beverage and get comfy, because it's going to be one hell of a ride. 



Find Damien Angelica Walters Online:


Music Heard

Like 100.000 Sunsets by Weird Owl

Computer Age by Neil Young